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PropMan 12-15-2008 08:46 PM

Heres mine.
Phase 1 complete!

Airhawk1 04-12-2009 06:52 PM

Airhawk1 -1997 RV6A - Click link below for N97BE Pics

jsharkey 05-06-2009 06:14 PM

First Start
After almost nine years first start was on April 25th 2009 at Chapin Field (1B8) NY. New experimental Lycoming O360-A1A. A few initial puffs of smoke to burn off the preservation oil but otherwise smooth and clean with no leaks. Idle rough but may just need more running and/or mixture and/or idle adjustment.

Jim Sharkey
RV6 - Registration Paperwork with the FAA

jsharkey 06-03-2009 08:02 PM

And weighs in at...
....1021 lb minus wheel and gear fairings and paint.

A bit like me - 20 lb more than ideal but still good for fully primed interior with O360, metal prop, lights, strobes and EFIS.

Interestingly left wheel was 10 lb heavier than right wheel - landing light, metal wing conduit and oil cooler are on left side as is cg of instruments and radio stack combination. Perhaps this and solo pilots have more to do with heavy left wings than the trailing edge shape of the ailerons? :)

Jim Sharkey

FullFlap.TV 06-06-2009 05:07 AM

RV6 on our show

I promised I would let you guys know when we released our RV6 feature.

As I've said before the show is aimed at inspiring new people rather than going into any real technical detail so I hope you enjoy Vicki's raw enthusiasm. We've already had emails asking how you get hold of the aircraft.

As for the aircraft. Beautifully prepared. Flying from a small grass strip to the north east of London, UK, called Damyns Hall (EGML). We also flew in an RV8 that day.

ZU-RVFour 06-10-2009 04:45 AM

repeat offender.
My second flying RV. One day I will get a chance to build my own, but until then I will enjoy flying them....
Reassembled awaiting blastoff after 2 months at sea...


Test pilot's RV grin....

IO-320 with CS prop and Day night VFR panel...

EchoCharlie1 06-16-2009 02:40 PM

A new home for a Fire Breathing RV-6
Thanks for all the hard work that Jon put into this incredibly well-built work of art.

n5lp 06-16-2009 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by EchoCharlie1 (Post 334609)
Thanks for all the hard work that Jon put into this incredibly well-built work of art.

Amazing paint job!

EchoCharlie1 06-17-2009 06:44 AM

Cool (Hot) Paint
Thanks...the plane seems to get quite a bit of attention whenever I fly somewhere. The guy that painted the plane is from Washington state and now, after painting some more famous peoples' trucks and cars, is known on Discovery Channel. :cool:

turbo 06-18-2009 12:09 PM

old school panel

you can tell this is pre 2000. i added the 430, trutrak, 496, zaon, ipod and bose headsets. passing 3,550 hrs and loving every minute. second engine, and lots of gas tires and oil. finally did a recover of the interior. the paint is based on a king air design. love dem rv's.

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